I wonder is there a Web2.0 app out there that turns text into web2.0 words as you type them? So that a sentence like this: The quick brown fox whatever way the sentence ends gets turned into The qck brwnr fxr whatevr way2.0 the soontence ends as you are typing. If not, someone in Ireland make it!
Apologies for yet more blog posts about the Blog Awards, normal mindless ranting will resume soon.
I’m going to be putting out a press release about the Blog Awards, giving details about the event, the awards and the time and location. This will be followed up with another release on the night announcing the winners. Where I need your help though is for the end of the release which explains what blogging is and what it can do for individuals and companies. Anyone care to come up with a quick and simple explanation of blogging and why it is beneficial to some? It must be in two short enough paragraphs or less.
In the his latest interview Tom Raftery grills Bradley Horowitz of Yahoo. Of particular interest is when Tom puts Yahoo on the spot for sponsoring spyware and fucking over that journalist in China:
Yahoo! was at the receiving end of some negative publicity last year – In August, Ben Edelman outed Yahoo for funding Spyware developers, and in Sept, Yahoo! was accused by News.com of employing spyware tactics in its new version of its Instant Messenger app, does Yahoo! have a corporate Ethics Officer or a corporate Ethics statement that you follow? – 25:35
More bad PR in Sept when Chinese journalist Shi Tao was jailed for 10 years for posting â€œsensitive informationâ€? after Yahoo! turned over his Yahoo! hosted email account to the Chinese government – is this a case of Yahoo! putting profit before human rights? – 27:44
If this had happened in the US would Yahoo! have fought the government request in the courts? 30:37
Bradley mentions they comply with the Law of the land and the last question and corresponding answer seems very relevant now with news that Yahoo and other engines handed over search data to the US DOJ. Google refused and are going to Court. As John Battelle notes, they say there was nothing in the request for personal data but a Patriot Act request could look after that.
No, not that agenda or that one either. As some cynics have pointed out I have an ulterior motive to the Blog Awards and running them. I want to be more popular and get to be the new “It” guy of the Irish blogging community. I’ll be like Cheers, where everyone knows my name except I’ll only midly smell of beer and peanuts. And the reason for all this? Free homecooked meals. There said it. Take your jaw off the floor. I know, shocker isn’t it?
And then of course there’s Cheesecake boy. 🙂
We should have a big cook-out. We’ve done drinks, we’ve done conferences, we’ve done dinners in a restaurant. Now the bloggers should get together and cook. I shall eat their meals as I am a nice guy.
Are there others out there? I know I forgot a few. I must be their new friend and be popular with them!
No doubt James will make an OPML node for these foody blogs 🙂
I’m not doing all of this on my own, the blogging community can now help me out with the Blog Awards. I’m looking for category sponsors as well as spotprizes for the night. Maybe you or your company can spare a few quid or maybe you know someone that works in a cash rich company that would love to sponsor a category, if so then talk up blogging and the Blog Awards and have them contact me.
Also, really important, can people let me know if they are going to come along. Right now I only know of four people who have said they’d go. Register your interest in going to the Blog Awards here.
Mmmm cheesecake. I must add cheesecake to the list of things required for the night. There. Done.
Marie Mulholland has joined the blogosphere. Welcome Marie.
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